GMP Compliance: The Benefits of Implementation

April 1, 2013 By

GMPs are a set of industry best practices to help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of a natural health product.

Natural health products (NHPs) are a valuable tool in health and well-being, and it is the right of every consumer to have a choice of safe and effective, remedies for their personal health. In response to the public demand for legislation to ensure the quality and integrity of products in this $60 billion-dollar industry, countries have adopted or are in the process of adopting Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

Most manufacturers of NHPs do their best to ensure the safety and quality of their products, however, standards can still vary widely amongst facilities. The implementation of GMPs will help reassure consumers that the same level of care and testing is found throughout the industry.

There are many benefits for companies who implement a fully-compliant GMP program, which will substantially increase the quality of their product, and increase revenues and customer satisfaction. Some of the benefits from a proactive approach to a compliant GMP program include:

  • Operating costs drop as rework and penalties due to non-compliance reduce and efficiencies increase.
  • Help customers, employees, stockholders, regulators and competitors develop sustainable respect for an organization which demonstrates commitment to NHP safety
  • Preparation for HACCP certification
  • They can use online newsletters and other internet forums to educate their customers

dicentra can help companies design and implement GMPs and SOPs that are customized to their company, as well as provide high-quality training for staff on the importance and benefits of having and following proper GMP procedures. We can be reached at 1-866-647-3279 or


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